Mainframe Systems Programmer Salary

The average salary for a Mainframe Systems Programmer is $77,448 per year. A skill in SMP/E is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$52,506 - $111,014
$53K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,743
10%
50%
90%

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$28.49 - $58.49
$50
MEDIAN: $49.65
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$0$120K
Salary $52,506 - $111,014
Bonus $-0.50 - $11,836
Profit Sharing $4,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$53,416 - $120,170
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 87
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $49.65
Overtime $34.00
Annual Data $0$120K
Bonus $-0.50 - $11,836
Profit Sharing $4,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$53,416 - $120,170
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Mainframe Systems Programmer

Mainframe systems programmers are responsible for implementing and maintaining an organization's server computer, as well as performing updates and routine maintenance on the mainframe computer to prevent problems from arising. Troubleshooting may occasionally be necessary in this position to ensure that no security holes exist in the mainframe system, and tests should be carried out regularly to identify any bugs or other problems.

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Mainframe Systems Programmer Tasks

  • Design, code, evaluate,and test system applications.
  • Provide support and troubleshooting for department or organization.
  • Install, test, and update hardware, software, and operating systems.

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Popular Skills for Mainframe Systems Programmer

Pay by Experience Level for Mainframe Systems Programmer

Pay by Experience for a Mainframe Systems Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mainframe Systems Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mainframe Systems Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Mainframe Systems Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 30 salaries. A Mainframe Systems Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 40 salaries.

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Key Stats for Mainframe Systems Programmer

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
42%
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Experience Affects Mainframe Systems Programmer Salaries

▲19%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$81,000

▼10%

▼31%

Skills That Affect Mainframe Systems Programmer Salaries

SMP/E
▲22%

National Average
$81,000

MVS
▼2%

JCL
▼4%

▼4%

IBM DB2
▼4%

COBOL
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 9%
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